Announcing the 2024 DEA Awards

Honouring excellence in disability employment

Disability Employment Australia are delighted to announce our new suite of awards recognising excellence and commitment to disability employment.

The right of people with disability to pursue and be engaged in meaningful, fairly paid employment is at the core of everything we do at DEA.

In 2024, these inaugural Awards will recognise the three essential components of effective and rewarding disability employment.

The Prime Super Employer Award

This award acknowledges an organisation that has exemplified an outstanding commitment to the inclusion of people with disability in rewarding, open and ongoing employment.

It will recognise the benefits to everyone when employers diversify their staff and build a culture of inclusion and belonging in their workplaces.

The genU Training Participant Award

This award recognises a participant who has achieved amazing things on their journey to a fulfilling career, whether they have found the right job yet, are just starting in work, or have been working for years.

Through the Fundamentals for DES training package, co-developed with DEA, genU Training puts the participant and their aspirations at the heart of the journey, and this Award is all about celebrating people who have held a dream and dedicated themselves towards fulfilling it, no matter the obstacles in their way.

Rex Eagle Practitioner Award, sponsored by Prospert

This award recognises a disability employment frontline worker who has demonstrated exceptional commitment to participant-led employer engagement and to delivering service of the highest quality.

It will showcase the qualities, skills and experience that together exemplify the best professional practice in our sector.

Submission Information

Entry is open to all current financial members of DEA. Each member may submit a maximum of one entry in each category.

Nominations will only be accepted via the links above. Nominations submitted by email, post or any other method will not be considered.

Key Dates

  • Friday 17 May 2024: Nominations close at 5pm AEST.
  • Week commencing 27 May 2024: Shortlisted nominees will be contacted for a short interview.
  • Wednesday 12 June 2024: The winner will be announced at the Disability Employment Australia Conference Gala Dinner in Melbourne.

Registrations now open!

Registrations for the Disability Employment Australia 2024 Conference are now open. Please contact Conference Works on 03 9870 2611 if you have any queries.

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